Though no animal has tested positive for rabies in Rockingham so far this year, the town’s highway department has recently dealt with four instances of ill and disoriented animals.
As a result, Rockingham Health Officer Ellen Howard wants to remind residents to make sure their pets have up-to-date rabies vaccines.
Two incidents involved raccoons on Pleasant Valley Road -- one of them was near the Saxtons River Recreation Center. Another ill raccoon was located at the east end of Main Street in Saxtons River.
The fourth animal was a fox on Bramley Way in Bellows Falls.